Saturday, July 01, 2006

Orrin Hatch, Moron, part MCLXVII

"This is a blatantly political bill. There's no possibility that both Houses of Congress and the president could act on this before tomorrow, and the sponsors know it," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Thursday.

Wait! Stop The Presses! Orrin Hatch has finally woken up! Which bill is he talking about? Flag Burning? Gay Marriage? Armed Groups from Latin America?

"They sound really good on the surface, but the question is how do you pay for those proposals when the country is at war and there's a looming budget crisis?" he said. "Can you do this in a way that isn't so political that it's just dead on arrival?"

Tax Cuts?!? Yay! Orrin has finally grown a brain!

"Look, I wish we could offer students lower rates — or even interest-free loans — but our budget won't allow it," Hatch said.

Oh, he's talking about a bill from the Democrats to increase the amount of money spent on federal student loans while reducing the interest rate.

We can stop dancing now, it's still our embarassment of a Senator.

Oh, and there is a way Congress and the President could act on it qickly. They did it for Terri.

-Bob

(All quotes are from this Deseret News article)

2 comments:

Cliff said...

You go Bob!

Orrin is a pitiful excuse for a human, which makes him an average senator.

The Deseret Spectacle said...

Isn't it interesting how things which aren't part of the neoconservative agenda require further study, are "flawed", too expensive or otherwise need to be put on the back burner.

On the other hand, efforts which ARE conducive to that agenda can't be acted on fast enough. No time for facts, study or understanding. And the cost? Forget about it. We should spare no expense.

The amount of money we are paying for military efforts, tax cuts for the wealthy, and interest on our growing debt, could make every school in America a cathedral of extraordinary, free education.